Wulfs lose opener

MIDLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
SAT 3RD AUGUST 2019
AFC WULFRUNIANS V HEATHER ST JOHN`S

 

The CKW Stadium looked immaculate for the start of the new season, the backroom team should be congratulated for all their hard work during the summer.

 

Newly promoted Heather St John’s were the visitors for the first game of the season and they looked lively as they dominated the early play.

 

On fifteen minutes it came as no surprise when they took the lead with Malachi Farquharson heading in at the near post following a free kick near the left corner flag after a cheaply conceded free kick.

 

As the Saints continued to dominate play, Liam Riley-Stewart became the first AFC player to be booked this season after a foul on Fellows.

 

At last AFC began to get into the game with their midfield finding some room and Jumaane Meggoe making some probing runs but unable to find a telling final ball.

 

As half time approached the game was disrupted by several niggly fouls, football was the loser and we could only hope for a better second half.

 

HALF TIME: AFC Wulfrunians 0 Heather St John’s 1

 

Ashley Evans replaced the booked Riley-Stewart for AFC at the break and looked lively.

 

Immediately AFC were back in the game when a Craig Gregg cross-come-shot drifted over the Heather keeper Stuart Parsons into the top corner following a Angelo Franco free kick.

 

AFC`s optimism was short lived when a penalty was awarded to HSJ, Kieron Clarke confidently dispatched from the spot.

 

From then on the game became totally disjointed, following a succession of petty fouls and clever game management from the visitors.

 

The game was a very poor advert for this level of football and AFC could just not get any level of control. As they tried to push forward for an equaliser they suffered the inevitable sucker punch when Taylor Byrne confidently finished with a third for ASJ.

 

A great result for the visitors and hopefully a wake up call for Wulfrunians.

 

FINAL SCORE: AFC WULFRUNIANS 1 V HEATHER ST JOHN`S 3